Springboard award honorees include some of the most innovative female entrepreneurs and women-led organizations including Pivotal Ventures, Everly Health, Kindbody and Mymee.
WASHINGTON, DC: OCTOBER 6, 2023 – Springboard Enterprises, an organization with more than two decades of accelerating the growth of women-led companies will host its 15th Annual Gala Celebration on October 24, 2023 at Nasdaq in Times Square.
This extraordinary event will be an evening of both professional elegance and joyous celebration, as the Springboard community honors the resilience, innovation, and determination displayed by women entrepreneurs who have transformed ideas into successful ventures, disrupted industries and created lasting legacies.
In the 23 years since being co-founded by Kay Koplovitz, Springboard’s mission has remained steadfast: helping women raise and rise. Springboard accelerates the growth of women-led companies through access to essential resources and a global network of entrepreneurs, advisors and investors who are dedicated to building high-growth companies led by women in technology, healthcare, life sciences and retail technology. In 23 years of operation, Springboard has accelerated the growth of over 890 women-led companies who have generated $39B in value, produced 10 unicorns and 27 IPO’s.
“Increasingly, women entrepreneurs are making bold moves, leading world-changing innovation and delivering greater returns on investment than male-only led companies. Springboard will continue to celebrate these and so many other trailblazing women.” says Koplovitz.
Springboard’s annual gala brings together a powerful community in celebration of top women entrepreneurs and investors. Honors such as Rising Star, Champion, Investor of the Year, and Entrepreneur of the Year are bestowed upon visionary leaders whose actions and impact contribute to the advancement of women entrepreneurs and our society as a whole.
2023 honorees include:
- Rising Star – Mette Dyhrberg, Founder & CEO, Mymee
- Champion Award – Gina Bartasi, Founder and Executive Chairman, Kindbody
- Investor of the Year – Erin Harkless Moore, Senior Director of Investments, Pivotal Ventures
- Entrepreneur of the Year (Sponsored by CVS Health) – Julia Cheek, Springboard alumna and CEO & Founder, Everly Health
The gala serves to raise funds for the not-for-profit organization, as well as reaffirm Springboard’s commitment to fostering a future where a woman’s impact knows no bounds.
For learn more, contact Kat Casaretto, Associate Director at [email protected].